- Radio personality Casey Kasem, 81, is suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease while his family argues.
- A spoon with motion sensors commonly found in smartphones could help people with hand tremors eat without worrying that they might spill their food.
- Although she has been diagnosed only recently, Linda Ronstadt believes she had early warning signs of Parkinson's disease years ago. Now, she is questioning which alternative treatments, including marijuana, may help her.
- 5 Surprising Benefits of Common Prescription Drugs: "Side Effects" Cut Cancer Risk, Improve CreativitySide effects of common prescription drugs are not necessarily negative, several studies suggest. Here are some examples of "bonus" effects.
- Patients with rare diseases could lose possible treatments if Congress cuts tax credits that biotech companies rely on for drug development, biotech companies claim.
- In a speech before the Disabled Veterans Association in Orlando, Fla., President Obama reaffirmed his administration's commitment to helping veterans affected by war to get the assistant they deserve.
- Dave Parker, former right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, reveals he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year.
- He won the hearts of so many teen girls for his popular throughout the 1980s and '90s. Now Michael J. Fox steps back into the sitcom scene to shed some light and humor to his Parkinson's disease.
- Researchers have found that origins of Parkinson's disease, which affects more men than women, could lie in low levels of testosterone.
- ArmaGen Drug To Treat Rare Brain Disease Receives FDA ‘Orphan Drug’ Status: First Successful Attempt To Get Large Drugs To BrainThe innovative ArmaGen drug tricks the impenetrable blood brain barrier into taking up large drugs, which would normally be blocked from entering the brain.
- A new study adds more testimony to the benefits of tai chi.
- The Nintendo Wii Balance Board helped people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance and mobility. Even without the balance board, the Wii has proven to be beneficial in helping people deal with Parkinson's and many other illnesses.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of this cell death is unknown. Modern treatments are effective at managing the early motor symptoms of the disease.